The Judicialization of International Law
The 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) was hosted by PluriCourts on 10-12 September 2015. A selection of the best papers presented at the conference will be published in an anthology edited by PluriCourts Directors Geir Ulfstein and Andreas Føllesdal.
The conference theme was the judicialization of international law. International courts and tribunals are increasing in number, impact and importance. They have been seen as offering more effective and legitimate world governance. But critics fear the increasing judicialization of world politics. The conference addressed the international law aspects of the increased judicialization from an interdisciplinary perspective. Speakers asked critical questions about how international courts and tribunals work, whether we need judicialization in new areas, alternatives to courts and tribunals, and if we should expect further judicialization in the coming years.